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Carpet install and spare tire/jack questions
#1
Two unrelated questions in one post:

1- I am in the process of installing the new carpet. When you fit the carpet under the door sills, do you cut just before the screws, somewhere in the middle of the sill, or past the screws to have the screws going through the carpet?
2- I am looking for pictures of how the spare tire, lock and jack are stored in the trunk. My car is a fastback.

Thank you.

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump
Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes
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#2
My original carpet was cut like you said first, about half way through, just before the screw holes. So I made my replacement carpet the same way. The screws did NOT go through carpet. You are just trying to trap about 3/8" of it under edge of that sill.
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#3
digithead;274976 Wrote:My original carpet was cut like you said first, about half way through, just before the screw holes. So I made my replacement carpet the same way. The screws did NOT go through carpet. You are just trying to trap about 3/8" of it under edge of that sill.

+1. Also if you have a garment steamer it helps to get the carpet to relax and lay down better.

73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

- Jason


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#4
For the carpet, I cut it as long as I could but would still allow for the end to push down into the channel. As others have said, does not extend to screw holes.

Here is a pic of the spare tire set up for fastback with space saver. Taken from the trunk decal.

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Jeff
1972 Q Code Convertible
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#5
jeff8877;274990 Wrote:For the carpet, I cut it as long as I could but would still allow for the end to push down into the channel. As others have said, does not extend to screw holes.

Here is a pic of the spare tire set up for fastback with space saver. Taken from the trunk decal.

Awesome! thank you for the pictures of the spare tire diagram.

In regards to the carpet that's what I thought, but I wanted to triple check before I cut. What confused me was the installation video from CJ Ponny where they state that the screws should go through the carpet. However, their installation is in a 67 model, which probably has a different sill plate design.

Thank you for all the input.

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump
Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes
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#6
One question regarding the spare tire mounting would be if you have a folding back seat or Competition suspension or neither. Mount will vary based upon that

   

BKDunha
72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)
67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)
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#7
There are at least 3 different spare decals for 1971. One for full size spare and two for SS spare tire. The SS spare would have been used with a car equipped with 60 series tires or/and fold down rear seat. One decal shows the inflator bottle mounted on top of the rim, and the other shows the inflator bottle mounted below the rim. Nailing down the production date change is challenging. Chuck
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#8
Just but mine in - I cut just before the screw holes



tony-muscle;274964 Wrote:Two unrelated questions in one post:

1- I am in the process of installing the new carpet. When you fit the carpet under the door sills, do you cut just before the screws, somewhere in the middle of the sill, or past the screws to have the screws going through the carpet?
2- I am looking for pictures of how the spare tire, lock and jack are stored in the trunk. My car is a fastback.

Thank you.

Thanks

Tim
Tucson, Az
1973 SportsRoof
351C bored .040
Crank .020  and Stock cam
Flattop pistons
Edelbrock 4bbl CARB 800 CFM ELEC CHOKE
Edelbrock Performer 2750 Intake Manifold

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#9
There was a firm piece of cardboard under the carpet at the sill. Runs full length of the sill area. I remade mine from 16 guage galvanized metal. It keeps the aluminum sill plates from pushing carpet into wire trough.
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#10
The cardboard backers are reproduced by RePops. I bought a set and they worked fine.

http://www.repops.com/product-search.cfm...yr=67&ne=1

BKDunha
72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)
67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)
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